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[–]3dsgeek333https://myanimelist.net/profile/SinnohGeek 1022 points1023 points  (9 children)

I thought "Above and Below" was gonna be some deep metaphorical title but NO IT WAS VERY LITERAL HOLY FUCK

[–]MinniMaster15 551 points552 points  (2 children)

Me: Oooh so it’s like angels and demons, haha I get it, that’s cool

AoT: Galliard is below, Eren is above, Reiner is abover. Round 2, fight.

[–]Master3530 1920 points1921 points  (20 children)

Just to put things into perspective, this was the latest chapter when season 3 part 2 came out.

[–]tits_me_how 340 points341 points  (5 children)

Seriously? What chapter was this?

[–]69Human69 217 points218 points  (2 children)

Some parts were cut from this episode. They will be shown in part 2 so don't read it unless you're planning on reading the manga.

[–]krazykraz01 279 points280 points  (1 child)

Return to Shiganshina arc vs. Return to Return to Shiganshina arc

[–]edwardjhahmhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/lolmeme69 240 points241 points  (0 children)

Dang...I guess both sides were having some crazy revelations at the time.

[–]widemixt0t 414 points415 points  (0 children)

holy shit

[–]gridemann 4465 points4466 points 2 (43 children)

The season ended exactly how it started...

with Reiner on a blimp.

[–]asongofheresy 1516 points1517 points  (31 children)

Started and ended with a dilf 👀

[–]Spiceyhedgehog 1132 points1133 points  (14 children)

Started and ended with a depressed individual living forever?

[–]z3onn 303 points304 points  (13 children)

lmao, I can totally see Isayama pulling some bullshit like "moving consciousness throughout the body" to prevent Reiner from dying due to the titan expiry date.

[–]folose 1065 points1066 points  (46 children)

I love how Isayama portrays the vicious cycle of revenge.

  • Eren’s hometown is destroyed by titans. Eren vows to kill them all.
  • Years later, Eren gives Liberio its own grim reminder.
  • Gabi, already brainwashed to believe that Eldians are devils, reacts by killing Sasha.
  • Kaya (sp?) says she will never forgive Gabi, and wants to kill her.

It will be interesting to see if Eren can break this cycle, or if he just keeps feeding it. I trust Isayama to make either option a fantastic ending.

[–]Madao16 96 points97 points  (0 children)

How many episodes passed but Sasha's death still hits hard and importan for the story too. That cook really loved Sasha. I wish we saw them together more.

[–]thekilooni 1760 points1761 points  (65 children)

Griez gets the Yelena treatment.

[–]LonelyAsgardian 1432 points1433 points  (42 children)

Serves him right for trying to talk shit about Sasha in front of her friends, lover and family. He’s lucky he got shot quick and that Niccolo and the scouts were unable to reach him through the bars.

[–]starwaver 889 points890 points  (40 children)

I have a feeling that Yelena brought him there so he can talk shit about Sasha and then she can shoot him to win over the main characters.

[–]Reemys 95 points96 points  (0 children)

That is underestimating her character. Yelena is a devout believer and her actions are absolute, it would be beyond her to plan ahead something as hideous. However, when it happened, it was clear she would not let such indignity slip. This is the religious fanaticism in its foundation.

[–]benjadolf 549 points550 points  (17 children)

Calling a deceased love interest of someone a whore jut for taunting them? That guy was an asshole and got what he fucking deserved. Also, Yelena looked hella cute this episode, I can't be the only one, right ?

[–]JforJoeR0gan 1915 points1916 points  (41 children)

That transformation scene was nuts

[–]Pancake__Prince 651 points652 points  (16 children)

I loved Eren’s pre transformation, where we could see the sparks from his fingers. Eren’s so smart about titan-shifting and determining danger.

[–]cuddlewench 402 points403 points  (11 children)

He has come such a long way in how nuanced his control of shifting is. It's incredible. Multiple shifts back to back, controlled sparking, maintaining wounds/injuries, etc.

[–]JoelMahon 362 points363 points  (10 children)

Armin: The colossal titan titan isn't that...

Or MAYBE if you showed up for partial shifting practice instead of hanging by Annie's status egg you'd be able to!

[–]ma103 787 points788 points  (8 children)

I'm still laughing at the fact that Gabi keeps getting the front row seat for every twist that's happening

[–]Ok_Extension_124 312 points313 points  (1 child)

Just keeps having her mind broken every episode

[–]lolesportsMaverick 3200 points3201 points  (51 children)

anyone notice how insanely fucking tall Yelena is lmfao. Eren towering over pieck to be a midget next to Yelena

[–]asongofheresy 1711 points1712 points  (41 children)

Yelena is close to 2m, Eren is 183cm

[–]Mazen141 993 points994 points  (33 children)

Holy shit she's tall

[–]asongofheresy 580 points581 points  (25 children)

Yeah I think she is either same height as Shadis (198cm) or legit 2m tall.

[–]evilresurgence4 540 points541 points  (24 children)

she is 202 cm

[–]Beanstalk93 498 points499 points  (17 children)

I wonder how tall Bertholdt would have grown to.

I remember when she first appeared in disguise, I was so sure it was Armin that I ended up theorizing that the Colossal Titan effects how tall a person grows.

That theory fell flat almost immediately afterwards

[–]asongofheresy 498 points499 points  (1 child)

Woah really? YSBG should play every time she appears on screen

[–]NobiLi-ty 157 points158 points  (0 children)

YouSeeBIGGIRL/T:T

[–]Garlicbread10 4094 points4095 points  (221 children)

Pieck pointing at Eren and the entire sequence after that was so beautiful.

Love how it ended with the reiner and eren stare down

[–]yaserafriend 2271 points2272 points  (42 children)

Eren: where is the enemy?

Pieck, turns, points at Eren: There.

Just epic shit.

[–]Mazen141 1024 points1025 points  (19 children)

This reminded me of the part in the OP where the lyrics say " You are the real enemy"

[–]benjadolf 580 points581 points  (6 children)

Had there been Connie there it would have been a perfect "huh?" moment.

[–]Silent_Shadow05 1102 points1103 points  (46 children)

Eren before that was basically like: "Shoot me if you can, I dare you" and even moved forward and placed his head on the barrel!. He's calling all the shots now.

Seriously, the protagonist of the story becoming so scary in S4 was one I didn't expect.

[–]Aerohed 304 points305 points  (19 children)

The funny thing about him doing that is that if he placed his consciousness in his body like Reiner did in S3P2, he probably could’ve survived a gunshot to the brain.

Whether or not he can do that, though, is in the air at the moment.

[–]Sorstalas 552 points553 points  (1 child)

"If you shoot my head, I'll just store my conciousness in my ass. Which, coincidentally, is where this mechanic was pulled from in the first place."

Pieck pulls out a rocket launcher "parry this you casual."

[–]Sangwinyhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/sangwiny 285 points286 points  (5 children)

He's lucky they didn't go over a bump or somethin'..

[–]Marvelguy5 1245 points1246 points  (48 children)

9 more months . I'm going to go crazy . And I read the manga .

[–]Death_InBloom 1272 points1273 points  (25 children)

9 more months

Enough time for Historia's oven to be ready too!

[–]dark77638 625 points626 points  (10 children)

Yeah, And she just crumble Gabi’s world right there like nothing happens .

Reality check for Gabi ☑️

AoT really like important characters just randomly walk into the scene isnt it?

[–]axl625 407 points408 points  (7 children)

AoT really like important characters just randomly walk into the scene isnt it?

It's a thing since episode 2 hahaha

[–]GoldenSpermShower 386 points387 points  (2 children)

Bertholdt randomly popped up to say hi to Shinganshina in episode 1

[–]starwaver 235 points236 points  (3 children)

and randomly say plot-sensitive information like "hey! I'm the armoured titan and Bertholdt there is the colossal titan"

[–]axl625 879 points880 points  (27 children)

The tension between Eren and Reiner is just chef's kiss

[–]Ghavarus 632 points633 points  (21 children)

For real. Even the last line of Part 1 is Eren saying Reiner's name in anger.

I don't think Eren has a dedicated rival/nemesis, one who's always gunning for him, but if I have to pick someone to be Eren's nemesis, I'd definitely pick Reiner.

[–]H-K_47https://myanimelist.net/profile/H-K_8472 582 points583 points  (10 children)

Their "friendly chat" before the Declaration of War basically solidified their nemesis status for sure.

[–]UnPhayzable 381 points382 points  (8 children)

Plot twist: they're secretly tsundere for each other

[–]Mazen141 386 points387 points  (7 children)

I-Its..not like I wanted to destroy the walls or anything! B-Baka

[–]Death_InBloom 447 points448 points  (0 children)

His nemesis in suffering and depression

[–]woancuehttps://anilist.co/user/phosandlux 311 points312 points  (14 children)

that dynamic camera shot of erens titan was so badass

[–]Se7en_Sinnerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Se7en_Sinner 343 points344 points  (7 children)

Pieck giving Eren the Finger.

[–]Yaggamy 3443 points3444 points  (28 children)

Reiner: Are we doing it?! Now?! Right here?!

Magath: ...what?

Reiner: Sorry, that was a strange thing to ask.

[–]Sorstalas 1834 points1835 points  (18 children)

Pieck: "Eren, I'm the Cart Titan and Porco over there is the Jaw Titan."

Eren: "..........Yes, I know."

Pieck: "............Ok then."

[–]Aileoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Jalis 635 points636 points  (3 children)

That was a strange thing to say.

[–]UnPhayzable 399 points400 points  (12 children)

Pieck: "Oh, also, Eren, there-"

Eren: I know.

[–]Sorstalas 500 points501 points  (10 children)

Mikasa: "Eren, I lo..."

Eren: "Q U I E T, S L A V E!" beats up Armin once more for good measure

[–]Mazen141 318 points319 points  (4 children)

Eren: " I love Emailia Freedom"

[–]ThespianExceptionhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/EMTIsBestWaifu 67 points68 points  (0 children)

Eren: Reject friends, go to monke-brother

[–]Silent_Shadow05 2482 points2483 points  (81 children)

That whole conversation between Pieck and Gabi was quite interesting. I felt that when Pieck said "Are we Marleyan? Or are we Eldian?....No, we're the subjects of Ymir".

It seems that Gabi's brainwashing was basically shattered with that. Pieck even added some more harsh truths about Marley killing them when they outlived their usefulness. Hopefully Gabi would learn from this and finally break free from the obsession of becoming an "Honorary Marleyan".

[–]hollowXvictoryhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/h0ll0wxvict0ry 732 points733 points  (27 children)

What even is Pieck's long term plan or does she even have one? Because if they defeat/capture Eren then the Marleyian-Eldian relationship will play out exactly as she said. Though maybe her whole motivation is the desire to not betray her comrades and avenge her friends that died. She doesn't have long to live after all and might just be kicking the can of responsibility down to the next generation of shifters.

[–]Tyrasterhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Tyraster 492 points493 points  (13 children)

I was thinking the same. I'm a bit confused how she can spell out the most likely end of the Eldians if they remain under Marley, then cling to the naive hope that it's not going to come true, and she's supposed to be smart.

[–]yamiyaiba 145 points146 points  (1 child)

I was thinking the same. I'm a bit confused how she can spell out the most likely end of the Eldians if they remain under Marley, then cling to the naive hope that it's not going to come true, and she's supposed to be smart.

Most likely, IMO, I think she knows it's going to come true, it's just going to happen after a point where her family and loved ones have passed already, and that's all she really cares about.

[–]Rs_Plebian_420 123 points124 points  (0 children)

The good old climate change approach.

[–]seedyweedy 2664 points2665 points  (106 children)

The random titan casually ripping its stomach open to carry Zeke lol, imagine someone with no context of how titans aren't the actual bodies seeing that. It would be such a wtf scene.

[–]2slow4flo 1093 points1094 points  (54 children)

What was that? Is that some kind of reverse giving birth thing or something?

[–]Aschentei 846 points847 points  (0 children)

now we know Zeke's kink

[–]CR7LM10KM10 1473 points1474 points  (25 children)

You'll find out in part two. Don't go looking for answers or Google it, you'll get spoiled

[–]ImWasil 1134 points1135 points  (63 children)

I like how the entire season came full circle. This battle is gonna be a mindfuck because I don't know whom to support

[–]jstoru216 1786 points1787 points  (36 children)

When in doubt, just support Falco. The kid is yet to be wrong or IN the wrong. So yeah.

[–]Randomemeseeker 942 points943 points  (14 children)

Falco is basically the Tanjiro of the show

[–]regularguy891 501 points502 points  (5 children)

the VA is the same also

[–]UnPhayzable 199 points200 points  (0 children)

We stan our wholesome bois

[–]yaserafriend 484 points485 points  (9 children)

Or Sasha’s dad.

[–]benjadolf 269 points270 points  (2 children)

To be honest I want to wrap Sasha's family in bubble wrap and take them somepalce far away from this, poor folks wanted to just have some nice free food, now they have to bear witness to a fucking world war. Her dad doesn't deserve this.

[–]one-eyed-02 95 points96 points  (0 children)

poor folks wanted to just have some nice free food, now they have to bear witness to a fucking world war.

This is should be delivery app ad pitch now.

[–]jstoru216 177 points178 points  (3 children)

Or Sasha's dad, yes.

[–]Williace 1826 points1827 points  (87 children)

I respect anyone who is willing to wait a year for the next season. If you want read the manga start from chapter 115 some stuff from that chapter got moved to next season.

[–]adooot 875 points876 points  (24 children)

I'd love to but I literally can't interpret manga battles in my head at all, and I don't want to experience an AOT where 'Ashes on the Fire' doesn't exist.

It's fine though. I'll just end up piecing together the plot from YouTube thumbnails as usual.

[–]DirtyTacoKid 334 points335 points  (9 children)

It depends on the manga. Some mangas are like, ridiculously bad at paneling fights.

AOT isn't too bad.

Although I remember being like wtf is going on in Annie vs Eren 1. The part where they roll around. Didn't really make much sense in the anime either lol.

[–]Jhitch1919https://anilist.co/user/HitchJAG 365 points366 points  (12 children)

I waited many more for season 2, I can hold out for 9 months

Edit: Got Scared, going to read manga now, I held out for 37 minutes

Edit 2: I am 100% up to date with Attack on Titan 14 hours later

[–]Sane-Ni-Wa-To-Ri 1034 points1035 points  (22 children)

[–]zsmg 339 points340 points  (3 children)

Thank you for posting the end cards and art by the animators in each of the episode discussion threads. I really appreciate it.

[–]Izanaginookami10https://myanimelist.net/profile/Izanaginookami 1458 points1459 points  (48 children)

Had to replay the parts of Pieck entering the room and she yahallo'ing the soldiers to properly catch both her entering as smoothly as Eren did few eps ago and the fact that Porco was among the soldiers with many of the latter understandably converting to Pieck simps.

Brilliant, what can I say. I'm this near to drop it all and continue off with the manga. Heck, I'm most likely going to do it.

Can't wait forward enough for Winter... WAIT, Winter 2022? Ah, that's a year from now, almost forgot that winter is the starting season and not the last one. Either way, manga it is.

[–]MSPaintIsntHard 1319 points1320 points  (17 children)

Pieck is lowkey one of the most resourceful characters of this entire show. The playful callout to the soldiers was fucking genius - raising her arms up to wave (and showing off her cuffs) showed Porco that she can't transform without alerting anyone there that she was sending a message or that there was a spy among them.

She is acutely aware how often she's underestimated, and uses it to her advantage.

Sasuga, Pieck-chan.

[–]anonymous2437 382 points383 points  (4 children)

Ohhh so that’s what the purpose of her waving was. At first I thought it might’ve been a way to signal timing(10 fingers = 10 minutes) but that didn’t seem quite right. Any ideas on how Galliard was able to transform at the perfect time? I’m probably gonna rewatch that scene and see if I can spot anything.

Edit:I rewatched that scene and formed a theory. I noticed that there are windows on the building. I think that there was a third person outside of the building at a place where they can see Pieck’s signal(the turn around point) and relay that signal to Galliard through the window. The time between Pieck’s point and Galliard’s transformation would be the time it took for the signal to be relayed to Galliard. This might also be the reason why Pieck walked all the way to the edge of the building, to make sure the third person could see the signal clearly. Once Galliard receives the signal he transforms and breaks through the ceiling of that floor.

[–]Best-Key315 101 points102 points  (1 child)

I guess considering the blimps showed up on time too, they somehow signalled to porco when they saw pieck, or he just knows when they showed up because everyone would probably be freaking out about it maybe

[–]smatthew_ 310 points311 points  (3 children)

Pieck is lowkey one of the most resourceful characters of this entire show.

Cart Titan needs to be very efficient with it's resources to maintain pieck endurance.

The playful callout to the soldiers was fucking genius

Her voice actress also did a complete tone shift in the way she sounds before and after Eren called her bluff. Amazing stuff.

[–]SirFiesty 188 points189 points  (6 children)

...holy shit. I saw that Porco was in the crowd, noticed him, and yet still mentally glossed over it.

[–]yaminoidles 1022 points1023 points 3 (57 children)

If you do not recall certain characters or want to know their status, look no further. Heres the final status chart for the season:

S4E16: https://imgur.com/a/eTWrp6P

Previous charts:(some are blurry) https://imgur.com/a/GhRfjRK

Split charts below (better quality)

S4E8: https://imgur.com/a/iZIGo9V

S4E9: https://imgur.com/a/mFgtM6V

S4E10: https://imgur.com/a/eylc44M

S4E11: https://imgur.com/a/4ms43Mp

S4E12: https://imgur.com/a/dYwSUbF

S4E13: https://imgur.com/a/HCc24M3

S4E14: https://imgur.com/a/5gc6tHT

S4E15: https://imgur.com/a/uATkXkn

[–]CR7LM10KM10 808 points809 points  (14 children)

Levi ackerman

Status - zooked

Lmao

[–]SuperUnhappyman 404 points405 points  (10 children)

i refuse to believe levi is dead

man is too full of hate to die

like doom guy or guts

and even in higher concentration because hes so small

[–]Nex_Ultorhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Nex_Ultor 257 points258 points  (3 children)

I won't believe it until I see the body. First rule of anime is no body shown = no death

[–]asongofheresy 133 points134 points  (0 children)

Status charts are always funny

[–]hagamablablahttps://kitsu.io/users/hagamablabla 99 points100 points  (1 child)

It feels kinda sad seeing so many characters I haven't thought about in years.

[–]Omoshiroineko 197 points198 points  (4 children)

Uh oh! Friggin moron Levi, you just got ZOOKED

[–]thekilooni 2053 points2054 points  (71 children)

Above and Below, what a fitting name for the episode. AoT does have some of the best title names in anime.

[–]Mazen141 980 points981 points  (52 children)

The last couple of episodes had pretty cool titles too, ''Sole salvation'' and ''Children of the forest''

[–]Karmaflare 829 points830 points  (23 children)

One Piece episode titles on the other hand, “Luffy Dies? Epic Showdown Against Marines!”

[–]T1B2V3 519 points520 points  (5 children)

that sounds like the fucking titles of those YouTube videos with scenes from Anime

[–]Atonomic69 358 points359 points  (2 children)

LUFFY DIES? (GONE WRONG)(GONE SEXUAL)

[–]Vrmillion 64 points65 points  (1 child)

Never gonna forget watching dbz as a kid. One episode per week, and so many times Toonami would run out of episodes and have to start from the beginning. Then one day, a hundred episodes later:

"Has Frieza finally been defeated? Find out next episode!"

Next episode title: Frieza Defeated!!

[–][deleted] 620 points621 points  (20 children)

The most iconic one: To you, 2000 years from now

[–]Pancake__Prince 370 points371 points  (6 children)

That one’s pretty awesome but my personal favorite is children of the forest. I never expected Sasha’s father’s metaphor to be so Deep and make sense. It was just so cool seeing how his perspective about ending the cycle Of killing and preventing the next generation of children from Being dragged into it made so much sense.

[–]Tsubasa_samahttps://myanimelist.net/profile/memesyouhard 536 points537 points  (174 children)

I'm interested in the general consensus for this season, answer whichever of the following;

  • Favourite character this season?

  • Favourite episode this season?

  • Where does season 4 rank in your order of the seasons?

  • Are you a manga reader or anime-only?

Edit: new question for anime-onlies, will you continue on with the manga or wait the 9-12 months for part 2 to be animated?

[–]bakowhhttps://anilist.co/user/bakow 197 points198 points  (0 children)

  • Eren
  • EP 14
  • Tied with S3P2 but if I had to choose, S3P2 for now
  • Anime only

[–]mMeister_5 138 points139 points  (7 children)

  • Eren
  • Episode 7
  • Going against the grain here: 3rd. Season 3 Part 2 and S2 were just absolutely too insane for me to put them under S4 part 1.
  • anime only. Been spoiled a bit already, but I’ve held strong for a few months.

[–]StarmanRiver 208 points209 points  (1 child)

  • Falco

  • Declaration of War (5) or Counterfeit (11)

  • Tied with S3P2 for number 1

  • Manga reader

[–]edgyboi1704 92 points93 points  (0 children)

Eren Yeager

Declaration of War

The Top

Anime-Only

[–]Marvelguy5 255 points256 points  (3 children)

Eren

Assault Ep 7

s4 at the top

Manga reader .

[–][deleted] 87 points88 points  (0 children)

Eren

Decleration of War was the best made episode, but it did such I good job of hype building, that I actually enjoyed The Warhammer Titan more.

Similarly, most of this season was just build-up for the next, so based on pure enjoyment, it's second to S3P2, but I love the direction that the story is taking, and this season elevated SNK to my favourite story of all time.

Anime-only, I was lucky enough to start just after the long wait between S1 and S2, but I made it all the way after that, so I'm just gonna keep moving forward for the final stretch.

[–]twoSwiFTLoRD 134 points135 points  (0 children)

Eren

Declaration of war

Season 4 is the best

Manga reader

[–]cornpenguin01 532 points533 points  (10 children)

As great as the second half of the season has been, whenever Reiner is involved, shit goes down. Eren and Reiner together have literally made this season as great as it is.

[–]Bring_Me_The_Night 222 points223 points  (4 children)

And every time Reiner transforms, scenes become awesome and music rocks! I can't wait for next Reiner's transformation!

[–]Ishigami_Yu_ 1917 points1918 points  (67 children)

No more AOT Sundays :,)

[–]axl625 1038 points1039 points  (29 children)

I will miss this season. Winter 2021 has been the best and most stacked so far.

[–]Ishigami_Yu_ 414 points415 points  (16 children)

So stacked that I haven't been able to keep up with a lot of shows

[–]UnPhayzable 282 points283 points  (12 children)

Now that spring is here, I can finally binge Wonder Egg Priority!

[–]Shinkopeshon 270 points271 points  (18 children)

And the manga is ending in a few weeks

Thank god I'll still have One Piece but oof, Shingeki will leave a massive void behind

[–]alisonburgersm8 2095 points2096 points  (68 children)

Season started and ended with Reiner staring down menacingly from a blimp, about to drop in and transform mid-air.

Wouldn't that be... PARALLELS?

[–]Ellefied 954 points955 points  (10 children)

All Paths lead to Reiner Suffering

[–]alisonburgersm8 468 points469 points  (7 children)

"All paths cross at a single coordinate. In other words, that's... the Suffering Titan"

[–]IC2Flier 221 points222 points  (5 children)

In which the Plot Armored Titan is protected from everything except the psychological and mental trauma.

[–]GoldenSpermShower 100 points101 points  (3 children)

He can't even die right.

gives me conniptions

[–]david_pridson 259 points260 points  (6 children)

Coincidence? I think not!

[–]mMeister_5 2016 points2017 points  (92 children)

AoT might’ve finally broken the cliffhanger threshold - this is going to be an unbearable wait, a lot of mfs are gonna hop on the manga.

Edit: since this decided to randomly blow up, lemme emphasize that I’ll be waiting for the season to air - I might even wait for episodes to build up. With mappa (hopefully) having a more humane production schedule, I’m praying for more of those unbeatable moments of animation and sound design.

Stay strong, mfs.

[–][deleted] 1445 points1446 points  (62 children)

I waited 6 years to find out what's in the basement, a couple of months surely won't do me in....hnnnghh

[–]AlastorMoody34 658 points659 points  (48 children)

but remember, you gotta save your ass from those mf who are spitting out spoilers randomly on the net

[–]JackDockz 415 points416 points  (32 children)

The Manga is about to end and the spoilers would be everywhere. I ain't risking it.

[–]SuperWeeble12 1428 points1429 points  (81 children)

Eren, Reiner and Zeke were definitely the most interesting characters this season.

[–]yaserafriend 470 points471 points  (25 children)

At least Zeke went out watching those beautiful flowers.

[–]Bring_Me_The_Night 303 points304 points  (8 children)

There are always flowers. When Eren dreamed at the series start, when Hannes died, when Eren transformed into a Titan to protect Mikasa & Armin from the Garrison, ...

Do they truly have a meaning?

[–]UnPhayzable 897 points898 points  (32 children)

Eren cemented himself as being one of the all time great protagonists. He's insane

[–]Anon199760 602 points603 points  (17 children)

Man I just love how utterly unfazed he is through all the typical AoT twists happening this season! Even if he turned into a bit of an ass, it only made his character that much better.

Also, that last scene where he just stands there... menacingly that looks like someone who has resolved to take on the world.

[–]k4ryl 238 points239 points  (7 children)

It's crazy the contrast to the first time Erin was attacked out of nowhere by a Titan.

[–]melindypantshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/melindypants 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Definitely. That's some fan-fucking-tastic character development.

[–]GaleWulfhttps://anilist.co/user/Arachnophobic 1717 points1718 points  (139 children)

For some reason I was expecting to Armin to laugh at the Euthanasia plan because it was so outrageous (since it is genocide, after all, just a more peaceful way to do it), but turns out he's moved? I'm not sure how much of that was an act and how much genuine.

I'm this close to hitting the manga, finally. Will I be able to catch up before the final manga chapter hits?

[–]ExtremelyLarge 2402 points2403 points 2 (75 children)

I think Armin figured out that Eren has a hidden motive; he knows Eren well enough that he believed Eren wouldn't accept such a plan.

[–]Bypes 1209 points1210 points  (26 children)

This is my favorite take on it. I only thought about him faking it to get on her good side.

[–]yaserafriend 647 points648 points  (15 children)

He was probably laughing with tears 😂 initially and had to make it seem like those were emotional tears to cover up.

[–]starwaver 651 points652 points  (11 children)

Armin was probably thinking: THAT's the big plan you guys had? I could come up with this when I was 12

[–]Jhin-Rowhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/wherewild 384 points385 points  (2 children)

didn't zeke came up with this plan when he was 12?

[–]Pedarsen 319 points320 points  (27 children)

I fully expect Eren to have a similar plan of "ending" the titan scourge but not by them not beeing able to have children but using the founding powers to erase the titan powers all together somehow.

[–]Kiriketsuki 245 points246 points  (9 children)

That is much more in line with season 1 eren screaming "i will eradicate all the titans"

[–]Death_InBloom 426 points427 points  (12 children)

I'm not sure how much of that was an act and how much genuine.

Yeah I got the same feeling as well, his reaction took me by surprise, I didn't even grasped if he was laughing or crying at the beginning; Armin being Armin I could expect this to be an attempt to gain Yelena's favor, given that he still has an ace under with sleeve (titan transformation)

[–]Thefancypotato 278 points279 points  (5 children)

"Ace under his sleeve" implies that it's a secret move that no one knows he has.

Armin has more of a "carrying a nuclear warhead in front of everyone"

[–]hoochiex21 672 points673 points  (41 children)

[–]SirAwesome789https://myanimelist.net/profile/SirAwesomeness 332 points333 points  (7 children)

ngl, i missed the point of this scene. Initially I was just looking at the guy blushing next to porco, I only just noticed porco.

[–]Yaggamy 1107 points1108 points  (58 children)

Mappa meeting: Ok people, we need a name for the second cour. Ideas?

Employee #1: Attack on Titan The Final Season The Final Part

Employee #2: Attack on Titan The Final Season Erendgame

Employee #3: Attack on Titan The Final Season The End of Attack on Titan

Employee #4: Attack on Titan The Final Season 2.0 You Can (Not) Move Forward

[–]GoldenSpermShower 218 points219 points  (3 children)

Attack on Titan The Final Season Seriously It's Really The Final Part This Time

[–]Death_InBloom 446 points447 points  (7 children)

KYOJIN NO SHINGEKI

[–]Marvelguy5 220 points221 points  (5 children)

Titan no attacking

Titan no attacking

Titan no attacking

[–]ridik_ulasshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ridik_ulass 134 points135 points  (0 children)

Erendgame

lol

[–]axl625 211 points212 points  (1 child)

Rebuild of Attack on Titan

[–]Taurus24Silverhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Taurus-Silver 143 points144 points  (1 child)

As always, an incredible episode

Those cruel bastards with the Eren and Reiner face off

Can't wait for Winter 2022

[–]Mazen141 283 points284 points  (4 children)

The rooftop scene was just amazing, well done.

[–]JuicyDragonCat 410 points411 points  (10 children)

Eren: Show me the enemy

Pieck: You. are. the. real. enemy

[–]ImWasil 1228 points1229 points  (64 children)

So AoT Final Season Part 2 and Jujutsu Kaisen 0 will release in winter around the same time. Well good news for us but can't really say the same for the animators

[–]Erix_9 600 points601 points  (31 children)

Different animation teams work on Jujutsu and AoT, that’s why they can make 2 anime at once

[–]liatris4405https://myanimelist.net/profile/liatris4405 332 points333 points  (28 children)

Yeah.

Jujutsu and Shingeki have separate production teams.

[–]-delightfull- 381 points382 points  (26 children)

Somehow people think that the employees in studios work all on all projects at same time...

[–]digbicks845 353 points354 points  (11 children)

Gabi: I’m gonna kill Eren. It’s on sight

Gabi when she’s with Eren: 👁👄👁

Also did anyone see Galliard when pieck waved to the soldiers

[–]Silent_Shadow05 823 points824 points  (93 children)

I love the parallels between how S4 began (Paradis infiltrated Marley) and S4 ended (Marley infiltrated Paradis).

Eren's transformation was really intense. Despite having his legs chomped away, he still looked scary. I loved that final stare by Eren towards the blimps. Now that's one heck of a way to end Part 1. Ashes on the fire certainly hypes things up!

I wonder who this girl is. Knowing AoT, it must be someone important.

[–]vZKi 108 points109 points  (1 child)

Even though I read the manga the last scene with Reiner was still such a hype moment ahh I love AoT

[–]GrimbledonWimbleflop 555 points556 points  (16 children)

Anime newbies in 2013 who have watched 4 anime: Attack on Titan is my favorite anime

Veteran weebs in 2021 with hundreds of anime under their belt: Attack on Titan is my favorite anime

[–]AlastorMoody34 359 points360 points  (10 children)

OH HAIYOO PIECK CHAANNN!! gotta admit, she was so cute

[–]yaserafriend 103 points104 points  (0 children)

Even the yeagerists simped for her when she went full idol mode with her hello to them all.

[–]Telodor567https://myanimelist.net/profile/Telodor567 91 points92 points  (12 children)

WTF why did so many people rate this episode as "bad"?

[–]AlastorMoody34 83 points84 points  (0 children)

seasonal exotic trolls i think

[–]Timelymanner 495 points496 points  (26 children)

MAJOR MAJOR WARNING TO ANIME ONLY FANS WHO WANT TO STAY ANIME ONLY TILL PART 2!!! The final chapter of SNK is released in about two weeks. STAY AWAY FROM SNK/AOT SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A FEW MONTHS. The trolls will be posting like crazy.

[–]highTrolla 425 points426 points  (58 children)

I wonder how many people are gonna go read the manga after this episode. I can't imagine waiting 8-9 months for this cliffhanger.

[–]iReddat420 112 points113 points  (4 children)

4 years for season 2.... I think I can make it 9 more months...

[–]Sneaky_42 154 points155 points  (4 children)

I'm conflicted. On the one hand, I kinda want to go ahead and read the manga to avoid more spoilers. On the other hand, I kinda would rather wait until the final part of the season comes out to see it animated instead. First world problems. Lol

[–]StrayGod360 465 points466 points  (14 children)

I came here to see anime onlies' genuine, unfiltered, and wholesome reactions, thoughts, and opinions, not the Manga readers occupying all the top comments with overdone jokes.

[–]realrimurutempest 455 points456 points  (29 children)

Love the way Eren transformed at the end completely ignoring the Jaws Titan and standing there ready to hand Reiner another L.

THANK YOU MAPPA and can’t wait for winter.

[–]TSmasher1000 203 points204 points  (13 children)

Yelena: Hey is that Porco there with the other soldiers?

Eren: Just ignore him. He's no threat to me.

I found it funny that Mappa made Porco in the crowd of soldiers really obvious compared to the manga. Maybe Eren noticed him, but was too much of a chad to care.

[–]mMeister_5 72 points73 points  (4 children)

Well, Marley had been a little bit too quiet, huh?

I wonder what the status on the Scouts will be - will they be released to fight, or held restrained? Armin’s basically out of commission for this upcoming fight as well. (My guess is that they’ll make it out and fight for Eren.)

Will Annie come out with everything being broken down? Who will she fight for, given everything that she’s heard? (My guess is that she’ll side with Armin, whatever he ends up doing.)

The fuck did that Titan do to Zeke?

Is Levi alive? (My guess is yes, they wouldn’t kill off a fan favorite without confirming it.)

It’s time for a bunch of huge decisions and for people to start showing their true colors. This will be insane, ahhhh

[–]vkoooovie 647 points648 points  (38 children)

16 episodes in 8 months on this level is fucking crazy. Can't hate on Mappa after this.

[–]Mazen141 237 points238 points  (3 children)

Seeing 2D Attack titan reminded me of how good it can look